The Chevrolet Camaro is a bold, aggressively styled sports car with race proven features. Originally designed 40 plus years ago to compete with the Mustang, the fifth generation Camaro is still a muscle car, albeit one with modern safety features and technology for today’s world. The 2016 Camaro is still recognizable as the Camaro we’ve known for generations, but Chevy has revamped some features.
So, how will the new 2016 Camaro compare with the 2015?
Most of the time, new models are minor tweaks on the previous year. This is not the case with the Camaro, which has an entirely new chassis closer to that found on the Cadillac CTS or ATS. With a complete make-over from bumper to bumper, the 2016 Camaro keeps the 2015’s distinctive styling as an updated model. Chevrolet has switched out a single, central vent for two vents located more to the sides. They’ve also brought back the old Camaro badge.
What About Turbo?
The 2016 adds a new engine to the Camaro’s lineup. The four cylinder, 2.0 liter turbo offers better fuel economy, claimed at more than 30 mpg highway, without much of a loss in performance. Of course, muscle car purists will prefer the classic V8. For the gearbox, there’s a choice between a Tremec TR3160 six-speed manual or the 845 eight-speed automatic. A new drive mode selector offers snow/ice, tour, sport and, on the SS, track modes.
Thanks to a new chassis, the structure of the car is nearly 30 percent more rigid and at least 200 pounds lighter—both of which should make handling much better. To start, only two trim levels will be offered: LT and SS.
Inside the 2016 Camaro
The interior of the 2016 Camaro has also been radically changed. The instrument cluster contains, on upper-trim versions, an 8 inch LCD screen between the analog speedometer and tach that can display three different configurations on the top half and four below. The new platform does cost a tiny amount (less than an inch) of headroom, but there’s slightly more legroom. Also added to the interior: customizable ambient cabin lighting and an 8-inch media display for navigation and entertainment. Engine-audio enhancement is now standard, but can be turned off, and on the V6 and V8 engines the dual-mode active exhausts can be set to stealth mode. And, to make life easier and more comfortable, the controls for the central air vent have been integrated into the rings around the vent itself.
If you are in the market for a new Camaro, and would like to speak to a sales representative, contact Bachman Chevrolet. Have any questions about the 2016 Camaro? Ask us in the comments below. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.